Hello and thanks for your question. Allergic conjunctivitis can cause some raising of the tissue that lines the inner surfaces of the eyelid. If they become big enough, they can cause a painful foreign-body sensation. The most important thing to do is to be treating the allergies from a local and a systemic standpoint. Locally, I would recommend a prescription allergy drop like Pataday-it works very well, and should be used daily. Also, cool compresses and frequent artificial tear use will also help locally. As far as treating the allergies from a systemic standpoint, the use of an antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec will help with the overall allergic response. In addition, singulair is also an allergy pill that works in a little different way and can augment your systemic treatment of your allergies. In addition, do your best to avoid things that you know that trigger your allergies (pets, smoking, etc.). Lastly, if these therapies are all being used and it still does not help enough, you may need a topical steroid eye drop to help calm down the inflammation in the eye. Does that make sense and does that address your concerns?
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